First-Person or Third-Person?

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#1 Posted by brownsfantb (393 posts) -

What camera perspective do you use? The only reason I'm asking this is because I was talking with some of my friends and they all said they played third-person. I was stunned to hear this because I just thought everyone played first-person. Does anyone else play third-person or do I just have weird friends?

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Third person when I travel, first person for anything else (combat, loot, swimming, conversing).

#3 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Third person when I travel, first person for anything else (combat, loot, swimming, conversing).

Yea I do exactly this.

#4 Posted by FLStyle (4705 posts) -

I don't have a choice, motion sickness prevents me from playing anything in 1st person. No FPSs for me!

#5 Posted by SepticShock (42 posts) -

I really only go into third person when I equip a new piece of armor/weapon. The third person stylistic kills are a nice touch.

#6 Posted by brownsfantb (393 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

I don't have a choice, motion sickness prevents me from playing anything in 1st person. No FPSs for me!

That makes sense. If I had that problem, I'd play third-person. But my friends all play FPSs so that doesn't explain it for them. Traveling is one thing, but combat seems like it would be hard in third person.

#7 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

First to fight, third to travel. Sometimes third to fight when it's easy enemies, like a pack of wolves. The animations for attacking in third person are actually pretty awesome to see in this game.

#8 Posted by Ben_H (3361 posts) -

1st person because it can be a pain to aim spells in 3rd person.

#9 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

I use first person to pick up items and snipe in small corridors where my character gets in the way of my reticule. I turned down sensitivity in first person so I can easily grab items and so it makes me turn slower, making combat awkward in first person.

#10 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

first person all the time.... i don't use a horse since it pops me in third person :(

#11 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I only use third person to see what my new armor looks like.

#12 Posted by mclakers (125 posts) -

@I_smell said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Third person when I travel, first person for anything else (combat, loot, swimming, conversing).

Yea I do exactly this.

#13 Posted by Jace (1094 posts) -

Am I the only one that play exclusively in 3rd?

#14 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:

I only use third person to see what my new armor looks like.

swag
#15 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

I only use third person to see what my new armor looks like.

This. My brain cannot get used to a 3rd person bethesda game.

#16 Posted by Centimani (550 posts) -

@SepticShock said:

I really only go into third person when I equip a new piece of armor/weapon. The third person stylistic kills are a nice touch.

I wish their was a better way to control when those happened though, there's been a few times I've died due to those running a tad to long.

#17 Posted by brownsfantb (393 posts) -

@Centimani said:

@SepticShock said:

I really only go into third person when I equip a new piece of armor/weapon. The third person stylistic kills are a nice touch.

I wish their was a better way to control when those happened though, there's been a few times I've died due to those running a tad to long.

Have you ever had an enemy do one on you? It happened to me and when it happened I was attacking at the same time so I thought it was my finishing kill. When I died, I was like "What the hell happened?"

#18 Posted by Nux (2360 posts) -

1st for pretty much everything 3rd looking at my character.

#19 Posted by w00ties (186 posts) -

I play in first-person 99% of the time, with the occasional brief switch over to third person to check out my new gear.

#20 Posted by StLucifer (94 posts) -

I play first person. I have a friend who was playing third person until I showed him how much better the combat is in first person.

#21 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

@FLStyle said:

I don't have a choice, motion sickness prevents me from playing anything in 1st person. No FPSs for me!

Doesn't one get past motion sickness? I got motion sickness from early FPS games, but got over it. Just suffer a couple of days and it'll be good. Pretty much like sea sickness. Eventually you'll stop puking your guts out and enjoy the vastness and majesty of the open sea.

#22 Posted by ICryCauseImEmo (522 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Third person when I travel, first person for anything else (combat, loot, swimming, conversing).

This; I find first person kind of boring when I travel so I usually go third person however swimming, looting, conversing combat etc is done almost entirely in first person.

#23 Edited by GirlsGeneration (153 posts) -

Definitely first person! i don't mind third person games for single player only, multiplayer i can't stand third person then except there was only one game that i like it on and that was Lost Planet Extreme Condition on Xbox360

#24 Posted by Ares42 (2670 posts) -
@Jace said:

Am I the only one that play exclusively in 3rd?

nop =) if you ask me, considering how well done the character animations are the only reason I can imagine for keeping the game first person is because of tradition. First person combat doesn't look nearly as exciting, and personally I just find third person games way more appealing than first person these days. Helps with immersion imo, if I'm actually play a character that's part of a world it's just weird to never actually see that character.
#25 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@ICryCauseImEmo said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

Third person when I travel, first person for anything else (combat, loot, swimming, conversing).

This; I find first person kind of boring when I travel so I usually go third person however swimming, looting, conversing combat etc is done almost entirely in first person.

My cousin loots/shoots arrows in third person when we comes over to play, it boils my blood.
#26 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -

I only go into 3rd person whenever I want to look at my armor and whenever I am absorbing a dragon's soul.

#27 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic
Third person when I travel, first person for anything else (combat, loot, swimming, conversing).
This!!
#28 Posted by Whitehat (29 posts) -

First person because my armor is horrible, I look like mismatched carnie folk

#29 Posted by SepticShock (42 posts) -

@brownsfantb said:

@Centimani said:

@SepticShock said:

I really only go into third person when I equip a new piece of armor/weapon. The third person stylistic kills are a nice touch.

I wish their was a better way to control when those happened though, there's been a few times I've died due to those running a tad to long.

Have you ever had an enemy do one on you? It happened to me and when it happened I was attacking at the same time so I thought it was my finishing kill. When I died, I was like "What the hell happened?"

Yeah, it always seems to happen when I face a powerful enemy wielding a two handed weapon. I have been turned into an elven shish kabob on more than one occasion.

#30 Posted by ShaggyDude (136 posts) -

I've actually been playing more and more in third person just so I can see how I'm swinging this giant 2 handed sword I'm lugging around. When I was just running around in first person all the time I wasn't getting a sense of exactly how my movement was affecting the animations. Last night I did an entire dragon fight in third person and I think it helped to be able to see my surroundings a bit better when fighting something that big.

#31 Posted by Kazona (3068 posts) -

I only go third person to check out new armor, or sometimes when I'm sneaking to help me peek around corners.

#32 Edited by gike987 (1755 posts) -

I always play in first person. The only reason I won't use horses in this game is because I hate having to use third person.

#33 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -

third person when I swim backwards

#34 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Third person while traveling or sneaking, rest first person.

#35 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

When I get bored I just use my dragon shouts in 3rd person... and if I'm bored during combat I just mash right trigger while walking into the enemy, generally cause death but oh well...

#36 Edited by FLStyle (4705 posts) -

@brownsfantb said:

@FLStyle said:

I don't have a choice, motion sickness prevents me from playing anything in 1st person. No FPSs for me!

That makes sense. If I had that problem, I'd play third-person. But my friends all play FPSs so that doesn't explain it for them. Traveling is one thing, but combat seems like it would be hard in third person.

We'll see, if need be I can just travel in 3rd and fight in 1st.

@Seppli said:

@FLStyle said:

I don't have a choice, motion sickness prevents me from playing anything in 1st person. No FPSs for me!

Doesn't one get past motion sickness? I got motion sickness from early FPS games, but got over it. Just suffer a couple of days and it'll be good. Pretty much like sea sickness. Eventually you'll stop puking your guts out and enjoy the vastness and majesty of the open sea.

Not with me unfortunately, it always comes back eventually.

#37 Posted by Muerthoz (350 posts) -

I play third-person.
Generally, if the game allows jumping, I need to see where my feet are going to land.

#38 Posted by Jace (1094 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

@Jace said:

Am I the only one that play exclusively in 3rd?

nop =) if you ask me, considering how well done the character animations are the only reason I can imagine for keeping the game first person is because of tradition. First person combat doesn't look nearly as exciting, and personally I just find third person games way more appealing than first person these days. Helps with immersion imo, if I'm actually play a character that's part of a world it's just weird to never actually see that character.

that's exactly how i feel

#39 Posted by Aus_azn (2224 posts) -

Third for everything except talking to another person.

#40 Posted by Peacefulpaul108 (49 posts) -

I am about 60-40 third person to first. Honestly, I don't really like it when scary monsters run at my screen in first person! (I know this is silly :-) )

#41 Posted by fisk0 (4120 posts) -

Third person to peek around corners when I sneak, first person the rest of the time. Third person games are for crazy people.

#42 Posted by deskp (448 posts) -

3rd person as much as possible, 1st for some of the archery. Besides the console graphics looks much better in 3rd person.

#43 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

First person because I'm not a crazy person.

#44 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

A,lways first unless I'm checking out armour.
 
Ever try hitting something with a bow in 3rd person? nope.

#45 Posted by Hector (3365 posts) -

Third person for traversing the word and first person for conversations, combat and dungeons.

#46 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -

Third person only in town when conversation is the bulk of what's done as well as when trying out different armor, as they notice all the thief gear when walking around & trying to RP it up some. First person for everything else but would be nice if the 3rd person kill cam triggered more as it's been a rare thing to see in a lot of the combat.

#47 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

1st person. Playing 3rd person is too strange in a Besthesda game. Third person has been greatly improved since Fallout 3... but I still prefer first person (despite how sometimes its hard to locate what's hitting me or what the hell is going on in a fight).

#48 Posted by MidgardDragon (152 posts) -

Third person travel and exploration, first person combat.

#49 Edited by MidgardDragon (152 posts) -

@Jace said:

Am I the only one that play exclusively in 3rd?

I would if the combat wasn't worse in third person. I hate first person in general (I don't want to be "in the character" I want to see who I am and what I look like in the game, I'm role playing, not playing myself). But this game just makes it too difficult to be in third person all the time.

@fisk0 said:

Third person to peek around corners when I sneak, first person the rest of the time. Third person games are for crazy people.

First person games are for crazy people.*

Fixed that for you. Only crazy people think "they" are the one in the game.

#50 Posted by rjayb89 (7722 posts) -

I've been doing a lot of third-person because I need to keep bandits and the like in check. Wouldn't want Lydia to get overwhelmed or anything like that. It gets lonely out there, and yes, I'm aware that I can get other followers but I decked Lydia out with armor that is as good as mine at the moment (Dwarven gear all around) and I think she's a better bowman than I am.

When I'm searching chests, dressers, bodies, I'm always in first-person. There's something weird about the vertical sensitivity on keyboard and mouse while in third-person, but that isn't the ideal way to loot stuff anyway since my body is usually in the way of what I want to look at.

Oh, and I should mention that third-person is pretty much a horrible way to play while in tight corridors, so there's that.

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